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Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley announces Annual Grant Making Program (United States)

Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley announces Annual Grant Making Program (United States)

Deadline: 1 June 2020

The Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley (WFGV) is accepting proposals for Annual Grant Making Program from not-for-profit organizations in Genesee, Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Yates, and Wayne Counties.

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The Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley creates and manages a permanent endowment fund to sustain grant making expressly for women and girls; leads the way in funding and advocating for programs that support growth and economic self-sufficiency for women; and models equitable partnerships that encourage diversity and inclusivity.

Based on the results of research report, Improving Economic Self-Sufficiency, WFGV is specifically interested in funding programs that help support women’s progress towards economic self-sufficiency. Their goal is to fund programs assessed to have the highest likelihood of having a direct positive impact on the economic status of women. Economic self-sufficiency is defined in terms of income adequacy; that is, the level of income necessary to meet basic needs.

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The Foundation will notify all applicants of the outcome of review process in mid-October 2020.

Funding Priorities

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2021 funding priorities are: to promote sustained economic self-sufficiency of women and to assist women and girls in moving toward achieving economic self-sufficiency.

Eligibility Criteria

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Organizations eligible for a Women’s Foundation Grant must:

Propose a project that fits within the mission and scope of funding guidelines.
Be located in Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Genesee, Orleans, Yates, and/or Livingston County, New York and serve women or girls within one of the seven counties they serve.
Be a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code, section 501(c)(3). However, your organization may use another tax-exempt, not-for-profit agency as your fiscal agent. In this case your organization must still meet the requirements necessary to apply for tax-exempt status.
Who are not Eligible for Funding?

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The Women’s Foundation does not make grants to individuals or endowments or for religious or political purposes, nor does it fund any capital expenses or occupancy.
The Women’s Foundation does not award education scholarships to individuals.
Limited equipment expenses will be considered, but only if equipment expense is directly related to program provision, and not for administrative or organizational staff purposes.
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